Budgam Encounter: 3 militants killed in gun battle between forces, militants

Aasif Suhaf, Srinagar, Nov 30: Pakherpora Budgam Encounter Update: Three militants killed so far during gun battle between forces and militants... operation still going on

Another Encounter has started between militants and forces at Sagipora Sopore in North Kashmir. Three militants are believed to be trapped. Gunfight is going on, police sources informed News24.
One civilian has received bullet wound during clashes with forces near encounter site at Pakherpora, Budgam. He has been identified As Sameer Ahmad Mir. Mir has been shifted to SMHS for specialised treatment.

Police said an army convoy carrying reinforcements to Futlipora village, where the gun battle was on, was attacked with stones by a mob in Pakherpora Chowk.

"Fifteen-year-old Sinar Ahmad was injured when the army resorted to aerial firing after the mob attack on the convoy.

"Ahmad was shifted to hospital in Srinagar," a police officer said.

Following specific information about the presence of militants, the security forces on Thursday morning surrounded the Futlipora village.

"As they closed in on the hiding militants, the security forces were fired upon triggering the encounter, which is still on," the police officer said.

Authorities have suspended Internet services in the district to prevent spread of rumours, he said.